A Study on a Method to Reduce Medical Incidents in Healthcare

Haizhe Jin*, Quanwei Fu, Masahiko Munechika, Masataka Sano, Chisato Kajihara

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Abstract

Incidents during the medication process occur at high rates in most hospitals. Therefore, reducing medical incidents is vital to guarantee healthcare quality. It is an effective countermeasure that improves the working method. In this paper, an error-proofing method is applied to reduce the frequency of such incidents. In order to simplify the process of planning error-proofing countermeasures, the following approaches are employed in this study: (1)Improvement elements are extracted in order to planning error-proofing countermeasures.(2)The Improvement elements that caused the error-factor are called improvement objects, and we designed the extraction set of improvement objects.(3)We correlated the improvement objects with the recommended error-proofing solutions. Finally, these parameters are collated. Moreover, these tools are summarized as a procedure for analyzing such incidents and devising appropriate error-proofing countermeasures. Additionally, this paper presents the results of the application of the proposed method in other Hospitals. In conclusion, the proposed procedure can facilitate the planning of error-proofing countermeasures and can reduce the medical incidents.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices - Proceedings of the AHFE 2021 Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2021
EditorsJay Kalra, Nancy J. Lightner, Redha Taiar
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages219-227
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030807436
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventAHFE Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 2021 Jul 252021 Jul 29

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Networks and Systems
Volume263
ISSN (Print)2367-3370
ISSN (Electronic)2367-3389

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Conference on Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare and Medical Devices, 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period21/7/2521/7/29

Keywords

  • Error-factor
  • Error-proofing
  • Healthcare
  • Improvement object

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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